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. ♪ >>> welcome back to a special edition of "politicsnation." the march on washington: the dream continues. >> good evening. i'm al sharpton continuing our special coverage live from the lincoln memorial on the national mall. 50 years ago, the eyes of the nation were on this spot where hundreds of thousands of people converged on history. people of all races from all walks of life joining hands in the name of justice and civil rights. in this hour, we'll hear from some of the people who traveled so far to attend this march. including the young girl shown in this iconic photo. i'll talk to her now 50 years later about how the march changed her life. we also have my interview with congressman john lewis from the steps of lincoln memorial where he spoke a half a century ago. i'm honored to begin the second hour of our show tonight with bernie a. king, ceo of the king center. thank you for being here today. >> thank you. glad to be here. >> you head the king center where your mother founded many years ago. and you have struggled and worked to keep the legacy of your mother and father alive. an
to make the first march on washington and i never really got over that until president obama said please lead us in the invocation, and that was in january of this year. thank you reverend sharpton and others for asking me to lend a few words to this most precious gatheri gathering as i look out at the crowd, i find myself saying, what are we doing today? where have we come from? what has been accomplished and where do we go from this point forwa forward? i think of one theme that has been played over and over in the past few months and it's one that bring great controversy. stand your ground. and we can think of standing your ground in the negative, but i ask you today to flip that coin and make stand your ground a positive ring for all of us who believe in freedom and justice and equality, that we stand firm on the ground that we have already made and be sure that nothing is taken away from us because there are efforts to turn back the clock of freedom. and i ask you today will you allow that to happen? take the words "stand your ground" in a positive sense. stand your ground in terms
. >> stirring words and a call to action. will this march on washington affect change, especially when it comes to voting rights? the burden of history, what should the president say to the nation this week? 50 years after martin luther king's "i have a dream" speech. in florida, the saga of a teenage girl and her underage love interest takes a new twist. we'll tell you what she did that landed her in jail. >>> hello, everyone, it's high noon in the east and 9:00 in the west. i'm mara schiavocampo in for alex witt. >>> developing news out of syria right now, the syrian government reached an agreement with the united nations to allow inspectors to visit the site of an alleged chemical attack last week. word just a short time ago from a u.n. spokesman saying inspections will begin tomorrow. a senior white house official tells nbc news the decision by the syrian government is, quote, too late to be credible and says any evidence has likely been damaged or destroyed by continued bombings. meanwhile, the syrian government warned that any military intervention by the united states would set the middl
not a political dispute but more interesting, the ambassador to washington came out with that statement that the egyptian government was trying or at least going to review the u.s. aid and that certainly caught a lot of people here by surprise. in recent days the egyptian government has been trying to assert more of its sovereignty. it's one of the things it's criticized for, over the years it was seen that it was somewhat of a lap dog on the u.s. government's hand because the former regime of hosni mubarak was so closely allied to washington. this government is trying to distance itself from any type of foreign interference particularly those critical of its actions. when it comes to those governments that have been very close or supporting the government's crackdown they have been welcoming them and that's caught some people here by surprise. another point that caught people here off guard was the reference to the fact hat the united states and the taliban have both expressed reservations in terms of what is happening here on the ground and that was a point that the foreign minister a
threat. the latest from washington. >>> congress leaves town. one of its final acts before it leaves for recess. >>> the lawyer for julian assange. i will talk to him about edward snowden and whether the nsa leaker is safe. >>> it's a video that went shock viral. we'll tell you why it's significant. >>> it's high noon in the east. developing now new and alarming details on that worldwide travel alert issued by the state department. this comes after shutting down 22 u.s. embassy and consulates. it's unclear when they will reopen. the travel alert is in effect until next month. >> i'm quite concerned because i think there's going to be a big blow up pretty soon. i'm not sure what to anticipate because i don't know what the history is between the u.s. and this particular blow up in middle east. i'm thinking the u.s. is going to take pretty good care of us now. >> it always makes you nervous but you got to carry on. you just can't keep ongoing. you just got to go. it's the only way to get back there. >> the big question what potential threat would raise the ale alert level so high. what
as well. 78 on sunday in boston. there's the chance especially in new york city and in washington, d.c. late tomorrow. we could see an isolated shower but most of that should stay over the atlantic. alex. >>> thank very much for that. the nsa admits to some privacy violations so what will the president and congress do. . i had my reality check when i'd be sitting there with my friends who had their verizon phones and i'd be sitting there like "mine's still loading!" i couldn't get email. i couldn't stream movies. i couldn't upload any of our music. that's when i decided to switch. now that i'm on verizon, everything moves fast. with verizon, i have that reliability. i'm completely happy with verizon. verizon's 4g lte is the most reliable and in more places than any other 4g network. period. that's powerful. verizon. get the nokia lumia 928 for free. >>> new today, a top official is pushing back against a report the nsa frequently violated privacy rules. the response comes after the washington post had documents released by edward snowden. thousands of times each year since congress g
in the know said the worldwide travel alert is based on a very specific threat. the latest from washington on this specific story. >>> congress leaves town. one of its final acts before summer recess. something it's done 40 times before. look who's talking. anthony weiner again. the surprise question he asked one reporter. >>> a-rod talks about why some parties will benefit. who does he mean? let's get to what's happening right there as we have this developing news. alarming. new details on that unusual worldwide travel alert issued by the state department. it comes after a decision to shut down 22 embassies and consulates tomorrow mostly in the middle east and africa. its reaction to this threat is heighten concern. andrea mitchell has more on what triggered the massive closures and reaction. good morning, andrea. >> reporter: hi there, alex. administration officials and members of congress have been briefed on this and said it is the most serious threat in years. of particular concern, targets in the middle east and north africa. not necessarily limited to those areas. the administration
.j. crowley, a fellow at the george washington university institute for tkhreupt seu and global communications. just your reaction to what we're seeing. the violence. look at the pictures that richard engel brought to us. people brought into morgues, declared dead, boom, they're moved out. it's horrific what we are seeing. >> well, egypt is moving backwards. in many respects, while the players shifted on the field, we're back to where egypt was in january 2011 or even before. obviously the military's reasserting itself, cutting the muslim brotherhood down to sizement it's hard to see whatever emerges from this will be different. but it will hardly be the in exclusive democracy that, for example, the united states has aspired for egypt. >> so the president breaks a vacation, makes an address from martha's vineyard on thursday. talk about what he said. are we doing the right thing? are we doing enough? >> i would have called it a coup six weeks ago. in terms of democracy in the middle east has been -- that credibility has been lost. that said, the united states is going to have influence only on
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in right now washington bureau chief of the chicago sun times lynn sweet. i want to thank you for sitting through the president speech. when he speaks like that about those individuals i get so choked up. it's so impressive to hear about the stories of our veterans and what they're doing. lynn, the timing of these initiatives. talk about that. >> this is something he's been needing to work on and mrs. obama has been working on this. thing is a tieme of year he wans to get some things done before he does take vacation. the war is winding down but our veterans, especially the disabled veterans are still here. i think part of this is a bid to find some issues where you can find agreement with republicans in the house. in the days in speeches preceding this he's talked about middle class agenda and tax cuts and blaming republicans. here he wasn't playing the blame game but laying out a case if there could be one to find common ground, if for nothing else, to help disabled veterans and other veterans in the areas he talked about, job, physical and mental health, suicide prevention and show the
to do it collectively. that's why i want to go back to washington. i would like to ask the administration for classified briefings and see if there's something i don't know that could change my mind. and i think that's important to have that kind of information. but based upon the information that i have thus far, we went through this with iraq. is there imminent threat right now that there will be another attack or something of that nature or if the the facts are what the facts are, let us see what the facts are. let us make sure we can relate the facts to all of the allies and to nato to get everybody on board. there's no need to rush into it. let the facts come out. and let the facts be what they are. i think we need to work a little bit harder that way so it's not the united states by itself. >> do you believe, sir, if the u.n. weapons inspectors return and they say, yes, this has definitely happened, which is a foregone conclusion to what we have all seen, do you think that will be enough to get the u.n. on board, or do you believe that russia is that stumbling blo
priority. >> let me bring in reporter for the "washington post" ed o'keefe and elise. good morning to you. ed, the obvious question here, which came first, edward snowden's revelations or the president's decision to change the program? >> the the snowden revelations. he seemed to be returning to his old self by admitting programs do need a little more light shined on them. but there was no rush at the white house and certainly not really on capitol hill before it is known to start handing this out to the "washington post" and the guardian to get this done. once this information really became clear and you saw the bipartisan support for really changing the program, did the white house and the various really get together and realize, okay, if we don't get ahead and try to make changes, congress will force us to do things that could jeopardize it all. >> the president threw out four ideas on how to amend things. i want to get reaction, do they fear this move towards more nsa transparency could damage national security. what are people saying? >> i think, you know, democrats and republicans r
an opportunity to fly into washington tomorrow, hear a classified briefing, and then he's going to go do what he wants to do. well, that's not the way the constitution says it's supposed to happen. >> i would like you to listen with me to a bit more of what secretary of state kerry said yesterday. let's take a listen. >> it is directly related to our credibility and whether countries still believe the united states when it says something, they are watching to see if syria can get away with it, because then maybe they, too, can put the world at greater risk. >> to that end, do you consider this a legitimate concern at all, that if this president does not act militarily, that our credibility on the world stage is damaged? >> you notice the words the secretary used, he talked about america. he talked about the country. he didn't talk about just the president. the credibility of the united states is an issue. i agree with that. but also, wouldn't it be better if he had the entire congress supporting him instead of those of us that say wait a minute, we need to understand what's going on here, we nee
attended today's inauguration. she has more on what washington expects from the top man. >> reporter: today's inauguration of the new president is signaling a cautious hope for change. not just for the people of iran, but also for negotiations over iran's nuclear program. the new president replacing mahmoud ahmadinejad is hassan rouhani. already suggested reforms including freeing up the internet access and also eliminating the segregation of women and he was warmly endorsed by the supreme leader on saturday when both men said the way forward for iran is through moderation, not extremism. but the real question is will this new president mean that iran with its economy withering under tough international sanctions be more willing to negotiate giving up some of its nuclear am bigs? that is the change the u.s. will be looking for. now back to you. >> all right, nbc's ann curry, thanks so much. >>> seeing congress through the eyes of google glass here from an nbc news producer about what it was like to wear them in the hallowed halls. and 900 million dollars are changing hands online. that's wh
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